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International Student Orientation is hosted jointly by the International House and International Student and Scholar Services to help you transition to the University of Tennessee and Knoxville community. There are required and optional programs for International Student Orientation but we suggest attending as many events as possible.

Required Orientation Events

All international students are required to attend an International Student Check-In Session. Please sign up for an ISSS orientation session.

All new incoming international students are required to attend the International Student Conference hosted by the International House. The Fall 2021 conference is scheduled for Friday, August 13 from 12:30 pm –  4 pm in Mossman Rm 102 

In additional to this required event the International House plans a variety of events, trips, presentations, and airport pickups designed to help new international students settle into their new home in Knoxville, TN. Students are encouraged to participate in these educational and cultural programs that take place over a period of days, prior to the beginning of classes. Events include tours of the campus and library, shopping/grocery trips, and information sessions.

Undergraduate international students are also required to attend the New Vols Experience orientation planned by New Student Orientation Office. Find more information and register for a New Vols session.

Fall 2021 I-House Orientation Events

Fall 2021 Orientation Guide

Register to Attend the Ijams Nature Center Trip


Register to Attend the West Town Mall Trip